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Could Tom Brady Play to 50?

Tom Brady is already on record as saying he would like to play until he hits the age of 45. However, he is about to play in his tenth Super Bowl, already 43, and now he has come out saying he would like to play even further. In a press conference on Monday, when asked about career longevity and playing past 45, he said, “Definitely. I’d definitely consider that. It’s a physical sport. Just the perspective I have on that is you never know when that moment is. Just because it’s a contact sport. There’s a lot of training that goes into it. And it has to be 100% commitment from myself to keep doing it.”

But Could Tom Brady Play to 50?

Every pay per head sportsbook owner would love to have a crystal ball that can say how long Brady’s career would end. Can you imagine knowing that and being able to set the right over/under? It looked like he was near the end a year ago, as his 20-year career with the New England Patriots wound down. He looked nervous in the pocket, getting rid of the ball as soon as he could to checkdown receivers, and the offense was absolutely stagnant.

However, coming to Tampa Bay meant he had quality wide receivers around him, along with a stout offensive line, and he threw for 4,633 yards during the regular season, the fifth best total of his career. He has thrown for 960 more in three playoff wins – and he has 34 completions on balls that traveled at least 20 yards through the air, leading the NFL and setting a career high.

Brady has come a long way from the time when he was the seventh quarterback on the depth chart at the University of Michigan – and from the time when he made his first appearance in a Super Bowl, filling in for Drew Bledsoe. He’s in the middle of a two-year deal with Tampa Bay, but it looks like he’s enjoying himself – and far from the end of a career arc that has been the stuff of legend. 

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